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Paraprofessional Program

The School of Education welcomes paraprofessionals who have been working side by side with teachers in the New York City public schools and want to begin their journey to become a classroom teacher.

Through the Department of Education’s (DEO) Career Training Program, your tuition at LIU Brooklyn will be paid. The DOE pays the CUNY rate of tuition, which is significantly lower than the cost of attending the Brooklyn campus. LIU Brooklyn is willing to make up that difference in order to support the dedicated paraprofessionals who want to make this commitment. The CTP pays for 6 credits (2 courses) each semester. The final student teaching semester is more than 6 credits and will also be covered by CTP.

See past issues of Para News & Views, a newsletter for and by the paraprofessionals at LIU Brooklyn.

Contact information:


Paraprofessional Advisor
Charlotte Marchant

Academic Advisor
Zalika Taylor

Teaching and Learning Department Chair
Kathleen Kesson

School of Education Dean
Cecelia Traugh

Career Training Program, Coordinator
Cecil Nugent